Pokémon Fakes Archive: Nidorino

Nidorino
(G)
70 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (G)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(F) – Tackle Twice – 10
The defending Pokémon is now poisoned.

(C)(C)(C) – Step Down – 40

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Nidoking

Nidoking
(G)
100 HP
Stage 2
Weakness (P)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)(C)

Poké-Body – Drive
If you have more prizes than your opponent, ignore all Poké-Bodies of (C) or (M) Pokémon.

(C)(C) – Square – 20
Flip a coin. If heads, the defending Pokémon is paralyzed.

(F)(C)(C) – Supernatural Power – 10
If a Pokémon attacks this Pokémon next turn, put damage counters on it, equal to half its remaining HP (rounded).

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Muk

Muk
(G)
80 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (P)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)(C)

(G) – Across
Search your deck for up to 2 Grimer and place them in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

(C)(C) – Form Around – 30
If the defending Pokemon is a trainer card, or has a trainer card attached to it, this attack does 50 damage.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Shiftry

Shiftry
(G)
110 HP
Stage 2
Weakness (F)
Resistance (W)
Retreat cost (C)

Poke-Power – Business
Once during your turn, (before your attack) if your opponent has more Pokemon ex in play than you, you may remove one damage counter from each Pokemon in play. Otherwise, you may put one card from your hand into your prizes and then draw a prize (you can’t do this if your hand is 0).

(C)(C)(C) – Cross-Cut – 50
If the defending Pokemon is an evolved Pokemon, this attack does 50 damage plus 30 more damage.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Nuzleaf

Nuzleaf
(G)
70 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (R)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(C) – Conversion
If defending Pokemon has a Weakness, you may change it to a type of your choice other than (C).

(D)(C) – Rolling Branch
Does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for every energy attached to Nuzleaf but not used to play for this attack’s energy cost. You can’t add more than 40 damage this way.

2013 SoMD GiveCamp Day Three

Two of the projects I contributed to:
http://bridgesofstmarys.org
http://www.springdellcenter.org

There were lots of great things done this weekend. Mostly just websites and one mobile app. One of the volunteers was assigned to a nonprofit whose representative did not show up and walked around asking if anyone wanted a mobile app. It was kind of funny because the same thing happened last year as well. And the mobile app turned out pretty well. One organization had a website that was built in 2002. The website got ported into a new system and the news posts dating back to 2002 were archived on the new site. Gotta love modern technology!

An unreadable clock
This was in the room I was working in.

Just like previous years, nice to see a bunch of IT professionals sitting close together in a room and cutting up, having a good time, and telling a bunch of NSFW jokes!

Funny sign.
Funny store sign near the college. Looks like they're pandering.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Swoobat

Swoobat
(P)
80 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (P)
Resistance (F)
Retreat cost (C)

(C)(C) – Cylinder – 80
Flip a coin. If heads, this Pokemon does 20 damage to itself. If tails, put damage counters on Flygon until it has 10 HP.

2013 SoMD GiveCamp Day Two

WordPress is #1! The project I’m working on is altering the CSS, images, and HTML markup for a wordpress site. Later I’m working on a DotNetNuke site. Yesterday we had Papa John’s for dinner. Today we had Subway and Chic-fil-a.

How does it work

All the food is paid for by the event’s sponsors. We don’t have Microsoft sponsoring us this year and letting SoMDGC give away an Xbox to a random volunteer. This is not a big deal. The lack of door prizes this time around is an indicator that these 40 volunteers sure as heck are not here just cos they want an Xbox.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Flygon

Flygon
(C)
80 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (C)
Resistance (L)
Retreat cost (C)(C)

Poke-Body – Dragon Step
As long as this Pokemon is in play, all Pokemon are considered Pokemon ex. Ignore all Pokemon Powers that prevent effects of attacks done by Pokemon ex. No one may take two prizes for knocking out a Pokemon unless it has ex in its name.

(C)(C) – Eye Roll – 40

(C)(C) – White – 100
None of your Pokemon named Flygon may not attack for the remainder of the game.

2013 SoMD GiveCamp Day One

Made the drive over to SoMD once again. GiveCamp is once again in St. Mary’s City, MD at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The county is named “St. Mary’s” too if you felt ya didn’t hear the word “St. Mary’s” enough times!

Okay, we got 40 people this year. The event organizer noted willingly that this was a far cry from the 100 we had in 2010. This does not make the group any less passionate! 2 of the 10 non-profits were no-shows, so some of the volunteers get to be spread around.

Assignments are going to be given. Looking forward to seeing what they’ve got for me to do!

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Chinchou

Chinchou
(L)
40 HP
Basic
Weakness (G)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

Poke-Body – Card Rush
Any time a Supporter is placed into a discard pile, the opponent may choose one card from his/her hand, shuffle it into his/her deck, and draw a card.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Haunter star

Haunter star
80 HP
Basic
Weakness (C)
Resistance (C)
Retreat cost (C)(C)(C)

(C)(C) – Super Disrupt
Discard an amount of energy cards from the defending Pokemon equal to the number of Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, or Gengar ex in play. Haunter can’t use Super Disrupt next turn.

(C)(C) – Solid Phase – 50
Unless this Pokemon has (P) energy attached to it, this attack only does 10 damage. The defending Pokemon’s retreat cost is (C)(C) more until your next turn.

Graph Nonsense and More Pokémon Fakes

Just thought I might share with you a bad graph I came across recently. This is part of the language of manipulators. Of sophists. Of ideologically motivated people.

Student Debt and Credit Cards.
Oh my goodness! Student loan accounts are almost 380 million! Only not.

Notice what they do here. They want you to think that student loan debt is almost as bad a credit card debt.
But look. Mortgages, auto loans, and student loans are not as nearly close to credit cards as the designer of the graph implies. There are two different Y-axes! Student loans are between 50 and 100 million, not between 300 and 400 million.

My internet connection was down but now it’s back up so I will catch up on the last few days of Pokemon fakes I’ve missed. Thanks for reading!